Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 vs Intel Core i7-6700K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Core i7-6700K

CPU comparison

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 or Intel Core i7-6700K ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 was released in Q3/2014.

The Intel Core i7-6700K has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-6700K was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Xeon E5 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Xeon E5 v3 CPU group Intel Core i 6000
5 Generation 6
Haswell E Architecture Skylake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-4770K
-- Successor Intel Core i7-7700K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 or Intel Core i7-6700K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

8 Cores 4
16 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz Frequency 4.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 or Intel Core i7-6700K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
GPU Generation 9
Technology 14 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 24
Shader 192
Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2133 Memory
Max. Memory 64 GB
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
20.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
40 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

140 W TDP (PL1) 91 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 or Intel Core i7-6700K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 2011-3 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q3/2014 Release date Q3/2015
-- Release price 420 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1124 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5640 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
421 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2059 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1151 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4459 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
464 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2313 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
82 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
16325 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8981 (55%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
369.3 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4407 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
193 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
180 (93%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1488 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
888 (60%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
4096 (86%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4757 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
31640 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
17028 (54%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2.05 (94%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2.19 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
14.42 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
9.92 (69%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
41.4 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Core i7-6700K
Unknown Unknown

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